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Orbit, Mar 5, 2013 - Fiction - 400 pages
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The doughnut is a thing of beauty.
A circle of fried doughy perfection.
A source of comfort in trying times, perhaps.
For Theo Bernstein, however, it is far, far more.

Things have been going pretty badly for Theo Bernstein. An unfortunate accident at work has lost him his job (and his work involved a Very Very Large Hadron Collider, so he's unlikely to get it back). His wife has left him. And he doesn't have any money.

Before Theo has time to fully appreciate the pointlessness of his own miserable existence, news arrives that his good friend Professor Pieter van Goyen, renowned physicist and Nobel laureate, has died.

By leaving the apparently worthless contents of his safety deposit to Theo, however, the professor has set him on a quest of epic proportions. A journey that will rewrite the laws of physics. A battle to save humanity itself.

This is the tale of a man who had nothing and gave it all up to find his destiny - and a doughnut.

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Review: Doughnut (YouSpace #1)

User Review  - Abner Rosenweig - Goodreads

The humor and imagination are wonderful. It really is like a cross between Douglas Adams and Monty Python. I cast Terry Jones as Theo. The problem is in the structuring and the pacing. The book is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bonnie - Goodreads

Quirky interesting premise, reminiscent of Douglas Adams. I was psyched to read this book, and was not disappointed for the first 100 pages or so. Then everything unraveled and digressed, becoming ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Tom Holt was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines; interests which led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialized in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995. Now a full-time writer, he lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife, one daughter and the unmistakable scent of blood, wafting in on the breeze from the local meat-packing plant.

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